Row ends as car park vandal lands in court

PUBLISHED: 08:39 12 June 2007 | UPDATED: 11:09 24 May 2010

A RIFT between a parish council and a village pub caused by a spate of vandalism has ended - after the culprit was caught by police

A RIFT between a parish council and a village pub caused by a spate of vandalism has ended - after the culprit was caught by police. Cars were damaged in The Bell Inn car park in Banwell after a man had a row with a woman in the pub.Previously, Banwell Parish Council and the pub's manager, Martyn Rosier, clashed over the incident, which took place on April 5, with councillors blaming the vandalism on the venue's late drinking hours.PC Adrian Woolacott, who patrols the village, arrested a man last month after being asked by the parish council to look into the matter. Liam Quick, aged 23, of Banwell, has pleaded guilty to a total of four charges of criminal damage and will be sentenced at North Somerset Courthouse in St Georges on June 26.Parish councillor Andrew Rout said: "It seems that PC Woolacott has been a godsend to the village."Mr Rosier said: "I was upset at the time because late drinking hours were blamed for no reason. "I'm glad someone has been caught and that it was nothing to do with him being drunk or the pub staying open late. I am in the process of being co-opted onto the parish council which I think will help us work better together in the future.

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